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The Vanishing Arctic

For the locals of Verkhoyansk, a tiny town in the far-flung reaches of Siberia, today will be one of the last sunrises they see for the year. The town that sits 10 kilometres inside the Arctic Circle is heading into the annual polar winter — a period of perpetual darkness and extreme cold.The average temperature…

Arctic Report Card: Replace for 2020

About Our Organization Issued annually since 2006, the Arctic Report Card is a timely and peer-reviewed source for clear, reliable and concise environmental information on the current state of different components of the Arctic environmental system relative to historical records. The Report Card is intended for a wide audience, including scientists, teachers, students, decision-makers and…

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The Arctic Getting Greener

The Arctic is getting greener, and it’s about as pretty as you might expect—vast stretches of coastal land positively glowing against cobalt seas. But all that green is in fact an alarm: Vegetation is growing more abundant as this region warms twice as fast as the rest of the planet. Northern landscapes are undergoing massive…

Arctic time capsule from 2018 washes up in Eire as polar ice melts

When the crew and passengers of the nuclear-powered icebreaker ship 50 Years of Victory reached the north pole in 2018, they placed a time capsule in the ice floe.The metal cylinder contained letters, poems, photographs, badges, beer mats, a menu, wine corks – ephemera from the early 21st century for whomever might discover it in…

Deep Frozen Arctic Microbes Are Waking Up

In August 2019, Iceland held a funeral for the Okjökull Glacier, the first Icelandic glacier lost to climate change. The community commemorated the event with a plaque in recognition of this irreversible change and the grave impacts it represents. Globally, glacier melt rates have nearly doubled in the last five years, with an average loss…

Arctic time capsule from 2018 washes up in Eire as polar ice melts

Cylinder left in ice by 50 Years of Victory ship travelled 2,300 miles to county Donegal Conor McClory and Sophie Curran found the metallic tube along Bloody Foreland in Gweedore, County Donegal on Sunday. When the crew and passengers of the nuclear-powered icebreaker ship 50 Years of Victory reached the north pole in 2018, they…

Arctic animals are migrating earlier within the 12 months as a consequence of local weather change

Environment 5 November 2020 By Karina Shah Reindeer swimming in the Alaskan ArcticTom Walker/AlamyAnimals in the Arctic, including reindeer and golden eagles, are migrating earlier due to climate change, say researchers who have gathered a huge amount of data to study the behaviour of 86 Arctic species over the past three decades. “We have the…

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